I recently decided that I didn't have quite enough to do in my spare time, so I started volunteering at the local Humane Society. For those of you who are local, this organization is no way affiliated with the terror that is theSummit County Animal Control Facility. (FYI... don't click on that link if you are faint at heart. Terrible terrible pictures...though it looks like they are changing their tune. YAY!)
Anyway, the other night I was over at the shelter and was cleaning some cat cages and I noticed the cutest little black kitty. She was, of course, one of the ones that didn't seem like she could take care of herself. So what did I do? I went and fell in love. I decided I would foster her, since she's too young for adoption at the moment. This is a great plan, as I'm not sure how Velvet is going to take to her. I really hope they like each other, because I'd like for Velvet to have a playmate. Right now, its just me, and I'm no fun, apparently. I'm rarely home, and when I am, I'm working or doing annoying things like taking her picture, like the one pictured below.
So Velvet needs a playmate. She misses Tweed. Its apparent. So I'm bringing the kitty home tomorrow. Her name is currently Tumbelina, however, that's going to change. And you can help me with it! Tune in for pics of the baby and for a poll on what I should name her!
Last week, the knitting group I attend said adieu to one of its original members. Meg was one of the first people I felt a connection with when I first attended, and I'll miss her severely as she moves to Pittsburgh. I wish her all the best in her new endeavor, and hope that I get to go to Pitt to hang with her soon! We met at (blogless) Rae's house, which is so very adorable knit under the trees. It was a fantastic night. The whole night was really something phenomenal, as it enforced why I loved knitting so much - it really is the comraderie that makes knitting so much fun. That, and the awesome yarn. But mostly comraderie.
Last night, we celebrated a special day with my favorite thing - sushi!
It was my birthday, and Rae's is on Sunday, so we doubly celebrated. It was such a very fun night! I want to send a warm thank you to Andi for thinking of it and "organizing" it, though she'll deny she did anything (MARTYR!). What an awesome group of friends I've made through knitting. I appreciate and care for them all so very much!
Through this all, I have, in fact been knitting. I finished my Peaseblossom socks. And I finished one of my Ellen's Half Pint Farm socks. I love them both, and am almost happy that its 60 degrees today! I can wear woolen socks
I've also been working on a bag for a swap that I've joined - the small project knit kit swap.
I have to send this to Ingrid in Holland. I need to finish it tonight and felt it tomorrow so I can send it on Saturday. It has a long way to travel. I'm using the Noni tube baguette pattern, but I've modified it a bit. I'm definitely creating my own stripe pattern and I'm not doubling the yarn (too thick in my opinion). I love the colors and may end up making one for myself! I can't wait to see how it turns out!